Words from the Wardrobe

A blog about translation, languages and culture tailored to ensure that your strategy really works in your target countries.

4 terms in translation

4 Terms in Translation (that need to go!)

Words can influence our perception of certain concepts and there are terms in translation that I believe need to go. This year, I posted on LinkedIn about terms we should stop using to improve our… leer más

The Three Wise Men in Spain

In Spain, it’s not Santa Claus that brings the gifts; those come from the Three Wise Men on the 6th of January. Unlike the UK, for Spanish people, Christmas kicks off on the 25th of… leer más

Career options for translators

I thought it would be valuable to update a 2017 post and examine translators’ career options, including looking opportunities in new fields that were not that popular by then, like Natural Language Processing and Forensic… leer más
Interview with Mark Flower

The importance of culture in customer service

Interview with Mark Flower Mark Flower worked in a multilingual and multicultural environment in the customer service quality department for the online hotel reservations company Booking.com for over 13 years. From Gibraltar, he lives and… leer más
A horse in the feria de Seville

The origin of ferias in Spain

It’s hot in Spain, so I want to talk about some lighter stuff. Today I’ll tell you about the history of ferias in Spain.  Besides one-day traditions like the night of San Juan, Spain is… leer más

The Night of San Juan in Spain

Although summer officially starts on 21 June, The Night of San Juan in Spain falls on 23 June.  The night of San Juan in Spain celebrates the summer solstice. San Juan (Saint John) also has… leer más

Spanish: all for one and one for all. Really?

(2022 update) Thanks to globalisation and the internet, companies can do business with clients all over the world. Clients who do not necessarily speak English. Actually, more than half of internet searches are made in… leer más
Illustration for Translation Project Management

A Guide to Translation Project Management

Today I’m talking about project management in translation.⁣ Even freelance translators who don’t outsource jobs to other colleagues will do project management as they have to plan costs, schedule jobs and do QA checks before… leer más
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